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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark


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Birth Place: The Wirral, Merseyside, England
Years Active: 1978-present
Genres: New Wave, Synthpop, Post-punk

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (often abbreviated to OMD or O.M.D. ) is a British New Wave/synthpop group whose founding members are originally from the Wirral Peninsula, England. OMD was originally assimilated in the new wave batch of synthesizer-based acts of the late 1970s and early 1980s. The group was founded in 1978 by Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys who remained, and were perceived as, the core members. Adding sidemen Malcolm Holmes and Martin Cooper by the end of 1980, this quartet (with occasional line-up fluctuations) was the live concert line-up until 1989, when Humphreys, Cooper and Holmes all left OMD to found The Listening Pool. McCluskey then retained the OMD name and con... Continue Bio >>


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